Coffee Quotes

I collect coffee quotes the same way I collect photos of my cappuccinos. Here are a few of my favorite put in accessible little categories for you to enjoy. I bet you have a few you love, comment below and tell me what they are. Thanks for stopping by Always A Cappuccino!

5 Coffee Quotes From Books:


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I’d rather take coffee than compliments just now.” – from Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

After a few months’ acquaintance with European “coffee,” one’s mind weakens, and his faith with it, and he begins to wonder if the rich beverage of home, with its clotted layer of yellow cream on top of it, is not a mere dream, after all, and a thing which never existed. -from A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain

“Coffee first. Schemes later.” from Darker Still: A Novel of Magic Most Foul by Leanna Renee Hieber

Caffeine and sugar, the two basic food groups.”– from Cerulean Sins by Laurell K. Hamilton

I like my coffee with cream and my literature with optimism.” –from Pemberley by the Sea by Abigail Reynolds

5 Coffee Quotes by Famous People:


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“Coffee is real good when you drink it gives you time to think. It’s a lot more than just a drink; it’s something happening. Not as in hip, but like an event, a place to be, but not like a location, but like somewhere within yourself. It gives you time, but not actual hours or minutes, but a chance to be, like be yourself, and have a second cup.” -Gertrude Stein

“I don’t even glance at the herbal teas. I go straight for the real, vile coffee. Jitter in a cup. It cheers me up to know…I’ll soon be so tense.” –Margaret Atwood

“Without my morning coffee, I’m just like a dried-up piece of goat.” – J.S. Bach

If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me come coffee.” – Abraham Lincoln

I love all the honest souls that I meet at the London Coffee-House.” –Benjamin Franklin

5 Coffee Quotes From Poems:


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“I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.” from The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T. S. Eliot

“Our dreams drink coffee with us as they put their arms around our children. They laugh with us at our poor falling-down selves and as we put ourselves back together once again at the table.” from Perhaps the World Ends Here by Joy Harjo.

“I heard nat king cole and matt dennis, june christy and ella fitzgerald
And sometimes sarah vaughan sing black coffee
Which I now drink
It was just called music” -from A Poem for My Librarian, Mrs. Long (You never know what troubled little girl needs a book) by Nikki Giovanni

“Sometimes life is merely a matter of coffee and whatever intimacy a cup of coffee affords.” from Coffee by  Richard Brautigan

The morning coffee. I’m not sure why I drink it. Maybe it’s the ritual
of the cup, the spoon, the hot water, the milk, and the little heap of
brown grit, the way they come together to form a nail I can hang the
day on.” From (“The morning coffee.”) by Ron Padgett

5 Coffee Sayings From Movies:


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“The whole purpose of places like Starbucks is for people with no decision-making ability whatsoever to make six decisions just to buy one cup of coffee. Short, tall, light, dark, caf, decaf, low-fat, non-fat, et cetera. So people who don’t know what the hell they’re doing, or who on earth they are, can, for only $2.95, get not just a cup of coffee but an absolutely defining sense of self: Tall. Decaf. Cappuccino.” – from You’ve Got Mail

It’s all in the grind, Sizemore. Can’t be too fine, can’t be too coarse. This, my friend, is a science.” From Black Hawk Down

“Talking about coffee, what’s your opinion? Is it a social lubricant or a dangerous stimulant?” from Late Bloomers

“They have about sixty-three kinds of coffee here with about forty-two different things to put in it and you just get a regular coffee.” from The Distinct Smell of Red

“There’s only two things in this world that a real man needs: a cup of coffee and a good smoke.” from Johnny Guitar

5 Coffee Mug Sayings:


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After I drink coffee I like to show the empty mug to the IT guy to tell him that I’ve successfully installed Java. He hates me. link

My birth stone is a coffee bean. link

Coffee has given me unrealistic expectations of productivity. link

Coffee smells like magic and fairy

May your coffee kick in before reality does. link

I bet you have a favorite coffee quote. Share it with me in the comments below. I’d love to add it to my ever growing list!


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